I know technology has transformed every area of our lives and work. These changes will probably be even harder to control. Which is precisely why, more than ever, we need the old sorcerers to work their magic.
After Swatch Group's decision to pull out of Baselworld, Franco Cologni responds to Nick Hayek's declarations on the future of watch fairs, and specifically that of SIHH.
One of the three winners of the 2018 Prix Gaïa, Maximilian Büsser has been singled out in the Entrepreneurship category for his "creative approach to watchmaking". We couldn't agree more.
Not everyone was "out of the office" this summer. While we were soaking up the sun, brands were releasing a rich crop of new watches to take us gently into autumn. The FHH Journal team has made its selection.
Swatch Group chairman Nick Hayek dropped a bomb during the summer recess. By pulling out of Baselworld, the world's biggest watch group raises the question of whether the industry can still benefit from "old-school" fairs.
The online world is awash with information on every conceivable product, including Haute Horlogerie. But how much is verified fact and how much is opinion masquerading as the truth? More to the point, how can industry professionals get access to the latest news from reliable sources? A new app has the answer.
It seems there is always someone doing their level best to pit Baselworld and SIHH one against the other. As though these two fine initiatives were opposites that could never attract... when for the past 28 years they have coexisted on perfectly good terms, each having "just about" found its market and its audience. And it's this "just about" that should be occupying our thoughts.